Ceramic Tesssseltile was commissioned by the San Francisco-based Rapt Studio for the headquarters of the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Greylock Partners. The tile was manufactured by a ceramics factory in New Hampshire, which utilizes conventional methods of mass-production. As such the challenge was to design a single tile shape that produces the greatest degree of variation when multiplied across the larger field. As research, the tile pattern was developed not only as a product in and of itself, but also as an investigation into panel geometries that optimize the relationship between the surface area and the perimeter of each tile. As such, the resultant geometries can be applied to other architectural scenarios where controlling the quantity of seams within a larger aggregated condition is critical.
Images 1 and 4: © Eric Laignel